Hip-Hop Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Battling Advanced Brain & Lung Cancer
Kurtis Blow has called on the hip-hop community to aid the pioneering rapper, whose works have been sampled by Busta Rhymes and Wu-Tang Clan.
Jay-Z Tries to Kill Auto-Tune: Sept. 8 in Hip-Hop History
'New York Undercover' makes television history, Bushwick Bill drops his solo debut and Jay-Z releases the lackluster 'The Blueprint 3.'
Why 2Pac’s Shooting Still Haunts Hip-Hop
For over 20 years now, rumors and elaborate conspiracies about Pac's unsolved murder have circulated, only adding to his legend.
OutKast Albums, Ranked Worst to Best
OutKast's sound was futuristic in scope but grounded in the realities of the streets of Atlanta, a mixture that was potent and fresh, nostalgic and piercing.
Cam’ron Shades Roc-A-Fella Records: Sept. 5 in Hip-Hop History
Cam'ron turns down Dame Dash's Roc-A-Fella offer and Young MC drops his debut album, 'Stone Cold Rhymin'.'
Man Shot by San Diego Police Outside Ice Cube Concert
The man began firing shots when he was told he couldn't get a ticket to Ice Cube's sold-out show.
Beyonce Is Born: Sept. 4 Hip-Hop History
Beyoncé arrives on planet Earth, super producer/DJ Mark Ronson is born, and Usher lets the world in on his relationship with Chilli via "U Got It Bad."
Queen Latifah Explores the ‘Nature of a Sista': Sept. 3 in Hip-Hop History
B.G. is born, Queen Latifah drops an important album, TLC delivers their fun brand of R&B/hip-hop, and Junior M.A.F.I.A. helps Lil Kim launch her solo career.
Eminem’s Surprise New ‘Kamikaze’ Album Tackles Trump, Weinstein Scandals
Eminem surprise-releases his 10th album, which features a Beastie Boys-inspired album cover and renews his battle with President Donald Trump.
Kanye West Avoids the Sophomore Slump: August 30 in Hip-Hop History
Kanye West crushes the sophomore slump, Tony Yayo soldiers on with G-Unit, and Rihanna arrives on the music scene on this day in hip-hop history.